JOB OPPORTUNITY: EDINBURGH VISITOR ECONOMY PROGRAMME MANAGER

This new role is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of Edinburgh’s hugely important visitor economy, which generates over £1.8 billion of spend per annum and supports over 34,000 jobs in the city.

The Edinburgh 2030 Tourism Strategy was published in 2020, setting out the ambition to “ask more of the visitor economy to reduce its burden on the environment, to contribute more to resident’s quality of life, to exceed the expectations of our visitors and leave a lasting legacy of a better city for all”.

Following the pandemic, a new Edinburgh Visitor Economy Action Plan has been developed to focus on the next 2 years of priority activities, and in parallel an innovative new destination partnership model has been established to support its delivery.

The new model, known as the ‘Edinburgh Visitor Economy Partnership (EVEP)’, is a “Hub & Spoke” structure, designed to fully utilise, and build on, the city’s extensive networks and partnerships.  The various “spokes” will operate independently but collaboratively. They will vary in format, but ultimately each will bring together the appropriate knowledge, expertise, resources and partnerships to identify and undertake the operational activity required to deliver the Action Plan.

The EVEP Programme Manager post will be “The Hub”, playing an essential communication and coordination role between the independent spokes, ensuring that their combined activity is fully aligned with the Action Plan, synergies between their activities are optimised and any gaps or areas of duplication are addressed. The Programme Manager will also be responsible for the wider governance required, integration into other strategic economic forums both at city, regional and national level.

This is a full-time post, for fixed term of 2 years. The successful candidate will be employed by the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group Ltd (ETAG).

For more information, please see the full job description

Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, Monday 26 June 2023.